SkinPen® is a non-surgical microneedling device for the creation of “micro” skin punctures to
- Improve the appearance of the skin
- Reduce the signs of aging
- Improve the appearance of stretch marks and/or acne scars
- Rejuvenate aging skin
- Maintain healthy skin
SkinPen® works by creating a series of hundreds of microscopic channels into the dermis to stimulate the skin’s natural production of new collagen and elastin, helping skin to look and feel healthier.
Prior to the procedure, the area to be treated is cleansed, and a topical anesthetic is used to reduce the sensation of the procedure. SkinPen® needles cycle at 100+ stamps/second, creating 1200+ microchannels/second when moving the skin pen. SkinPen® uses adjustable length, disposable, straight needles to penetrate at a 90-degree angle. This adjustability allows for differences in skin thickness and skin types. It is the only U.S.-engineered and manufactured microneedling pen on the market, with patent-pending, medical grade stainless steel needle cartridges.
This minimally invasive procedure is performed in the office and has little to no recovery time. The total healing time depends on each individual patient. Most patients have some slight swelling and redness/pinkness (like a mild sunburn) for two-to-four days. Some patients may heal completely in 24 hours.
Patients may notice healthier looking skin immediately. However, the natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress through the course of several weeks. Damage that has occurred over an extensive period of time won’t disappear immediately. You may not see the final result for up to six months following your final session. The number of procedures required will be determined based upon your individual procedure goals and the overall health of your skin. Most patients receive a series of three procedures spaced about four weeks apart. We will develop a procedure and maintenance plan specific to you to help maintain the rejuvenating effects. *Individual results will vary.